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Month: June 2016

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Again Economics in the Rear-View Mirror is happy to provide its readers with an undated Chicago economics department parody found in the files of Milton Friedman. While I can say with complete confidence that the Chicago lyrics were written sometime between 1942 and 1955 (when the Cowles Commission moved on to New Haven), I figure this patriotic war-time tune

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Harvard economics Ph.D. (1927), Arthur William Marget (1899-1962), went on to teach at the University of Minnesota (ca 1927-1941) after which he began his second career as an economist at the Fed in Washington, D.C. Of particular interest in this posting is the reference letter sent by Allyn Young to the University of Chicago that

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I stumbled across the following excellent bibliographic essay in preparing the previous posting for Dewing and Opie’s 1929 Harvard course, “Economics of Corporations”. The essay provides coverage of the American literature, as well as that of the English, German and French, on the subjects of trusts and cartels, the economic theory of monopoly and regulation

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  Professor Arthur Stone Dewing (1880-1971) and Dr. Redvers Opie taught the course Economics of Corporations at Harvard that was given in the second semester of the academic year 1928/29.  In an earlier posting I transcribed a student review of the course that was published in the Harvard Crimson (December 11, 1929). Dewing was born (April 16, 1880)

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I’m an index number junkie. But this blog is not about me, though it will from time to time reveal my preferences, the perogative of the blogmeister. The kind folks at FRASER provide us really great material. Here the link to Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices in the United States and Foreign Countries : Bulletin of the

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Today’s posting is a transcription of the “correlation examination” questions for government regulation of industry given at Harvard in May 1939.   Concentrators in Economics will have to pass in the spring their Junior year a general examination on the department of Economics, and in the spring of their Senior year an examination correlating Economics with either History

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Today’s posting is a transcription of the “correlation examination” questions for public administration and finance given at Harvard in May 1939. Concentrators in Economics will have to pass in the spring their Junior year a general examination on the department of Economics, and in the spring of their Senior year an examination correlating Economics with either History or Government

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The Special Collections Research Center of the University of Chicago Library is putting scans of records from the respective administrations of Presidents Harper, Judson and Burton (1869-1925)  on-line (52 boxes of 91 boxes thus far!).  For today’s posting I have transcribed the introduction and conclusions of a summary “of the most imperative needs of the Graduate

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The brief memo transcribed for today’s posting indicates at least a desire and perhaps indeed first steps to moving graduate education in economics at the University of Chicago away from a course credit orientation (i.e. “majors”) to one based upon examination in aggregates of “fields or subjects”. The memo’s author, James Alfred Field, taught courses

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In a handwritten letter to President William R. Harper, the head of the Department of Political Economy, Professor J. Laurence Laughlin, responds to a request for harmonizing the course offerings between his department and those of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology headed by (Sociology) Professor Albion W. Small. Laughlin signals his interest in establishing mutually recognized borders between the

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